The Resource Backteria and other improbable tales, Richard Matheson, (electronic resource)

Backteria and other improbable tales, Richard Matheson, (electronic resource)

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Backteria and other improbable tales
Title
Backteria and other improbable tales
Statement of responsibility
Richard Matheson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Available only in e-book format, Backteria and Other Improbable Tales is a brand new collection of short tales of terror and the unknown from master storyteller Richard Matheson. In the title story, published here for the first time, a researcher encounters an exotic new strain of virus that causes the infected person to disappear. Curiosity leads the doctor on a path of discovery which takes him deep into his own personal history and suggests the age-old warning: Be careful what you wish for. In "Getting Together", a case of mistaken identity leads to a darkly farcical story of marriage, murder, and a love that knows no bounds. The quietly threatening "Haircut" shows how a routine trim becomes a dark and terrifying experience when a barber is confronted with a sick customer who seems to him otherworldly. In this collection of stories Matheson clearly demonstrates once again why Ray Bradbury called him "one of the most important writers of the twentieth century" and Stephen King named him as "the author who influenced me most as a writer."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1926-2013
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Matheson, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Short stories, American
  • Horror tales, American
  • Science fiction, American
Target audience
adult
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Backteria and other improbable tales, Richard Matheson, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327354
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795315824
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11327354
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Backteria and other improbable tales, Richard Matheson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327354
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795315824
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11327354
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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